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Darlene Love’s “Love For the Holidays” with special guests Cissy Houston and Mary Wilson

Posted in Engagements, News on December 21st, 2012 by MaryWilson

December 22nd, 8 PM at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center: http://njpac.org/show_events_list.asp?shCode=16009

Update: Schedule

Posted in Engagements, News on November 30th, 2012 by MaryWilson

The following concert dates have been added to Mary’s schedule for 2013:

James Gavin’s Stormy Weather Starring Mary Wilson
Friday, February 8th
Venue: Performing Arts Center of Wayne County Community College
Location: Taylor, MI

James Gavin’s Stormy Weather Starring Mary Wilson
Saturday, March 9th
Venue: LSU Union Theatre
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

James Gavin’s Stormy Weather Starring Mary Wilson
Thursday, May 2nd
Venue: The Straz Performing Arts Center
Location: Tampa, FL

James Gavin’s Stormy Weather Starring Mary Wilson
Saturday, May 4th
Venue: Georgia Southern University
Location: Statesboro, GA

James Gavin’s Stormy Weather Starring Mary Wilson
Sunday, May 5th
Venue: Historic Douglass Theatre
Location: Macon, GA

 

SUPREME MARY WILSON IS HEADING TO HOUSTON!

Posted in Engagements, News on November 8th, 2012 by MaryWilson

Terry Singleton the Coordinator of Jack Yates Alumni Reunite a group of allumus of Jack Yates High School will host Mary Wilson of the Supremes on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM with her “Dare to Dream” project at Jack Yates High School. She instill in students to always follow your dream. She discusses how she grew up in the Brewster Projects in Detroit but with shear determination and hard work was able to become a member of the top female group in the world “The Supremes” We are inviting all alumni and supporters of Jack Yates High School to attend.

Mary Wilson will be also performing that evening at Miller Outdoors Theatre in a tribute to Legendary Lena Horne in “Stormy Weather”.

Source: Isiahfactor.com

Miller Outdoor Theatre presents James Gavin’s “Stormy Weather” starring Mary Wilson

Posted in Engagements, News on November 8th, 2012 by MaryWilson

“Stormy Weather” is a living, breathing, biography combining story, song and visual images from James Gavin’s wealth of material and hundreds of interviews — several with Lena Horne herself — to give listeners the defining portrait of this American icon.

The narrated concert production features rare multi-media images and footage of Horne narrated by James Gavin, author of the NAACP Image Award Nominated biography Stormy Weather. Thrilling new arrangements of songs in this concert include “Stormy Weather,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Yesterday When I Was Young” and many others made popular by Horne.

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (four per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. If tickets remain after 1 p.m., the box office will re-open one hour before showtime to distribute the remaining tickets. Seating on the hill is always open.

Date: Friday November 9th, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Location: Miller Outdoor Theatre

6000 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX 77030

Website: http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/events/340/

Phone: 281-373-3386

Ticket Info: Admission is free

Source: Culture Map Houston

Stormy Weather Opens in Houston Friday

Posted in Engagements, News on November 7th, 2012 by MaryWilson

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/west_university/living/former-supreme-mary-wilson-in-stormy-weather-nov/article_b971602c-e869-52e8-8978-15a94775e903.html?mode=image&photo=0

Mary Wilson, one of the original Supremes who performed with Diana Ross, stars in a free multi-media celebration of Lena Horne, Stormy Weather on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive in Houston. The production traces Horne’s groundbreaking career as an African-American singer, actress and civil rights activist in a segregated society.

After it’s one-night only performance in Houston the production travels to The James Lumber Performing Arts Center at College Lake County, IL on NOV 10; Jazz Cafe Gross Point, MI on NOV 13; Madame Walker Theatre of Indianapolis, IN on NOV 15; the Dounda Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL on NOV 16; and Wentz Hall at North Central College Naperville, IL on NOV 17.

James Gavin, author of the Horne biography Stormy Weather narrates the concert production, which features rare multi-media images and footage of Horne. He received a nomination for Best Biography from the NAACP Image Awards in 2010. Audience members will be enthralled with the story of Horne’s start in show business as a chorus girl at the Cotton Club, the development of her career as one of the few African-American actresses with the MGM studio, and her long reign as a nightclub headliner. Interspersed in the show, Wilson sings thrilling new arrangements of Horne’s popular hits including “Stormy Weather,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Yesterday When I Was Young,” and many more. Stormy Weather is a “living, breathing, biography” that combines story, song and visual images from Gavin’s wealth of material and hundreds of interviews – several with Horne herself – which offers the audience a defining portrait of an American icon.

The production features some arrangements by seven-time Emmy award winner Mike Renzi with Musical Direction and additional arrangements by Larry Dunlap. As part of the Dunlap Trio, the band also includes Christopher Colangelo on bass and Kendall Kay on drums.

Nov. 10: Mary Wilson to appear in ‘James Gavin’s Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project,’ at CLC

Posted in Engagements, News on October 27th, 2012 by MaryWilson

 

Mary Wilson (left) pays tribute to Lena Horne (right) in the production

Mary Wilson (left) pays tribute to Lena Horne (right) in the production “Stormy Weather” at CLC Nov. 10.

Take one legendary singer (Mary Wilson of The Supremes) and add the music and life story of another legendary singer (Lena Horne) woven together by a skilled author, and the result is “James Gavin’s Stormy Weather, The Lena Horne Project.” This musical and multimedia presentation comes to the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.

“Stormy Weather” stars Mary Wilson, who sang with Diana Ross in the 1960s pop group The Supremes. It is a living, breathing, musical biography about the beautiful singer and actress Lena Horne, who became a pioneering star for African Americans in the 1940s and ‘50s.

James Gavin, author of the NAACP Image Award-nominated biography “Stormy Weather” (Simon & Schuster 2009), serves as the narrator. The book, which was on Oprah Winfrey’s 2009 summer reading list, covers the Cotton Club’s glory days and the back lots of Hollywood studios to the glitzy but bigoted resorts of Las Vegas. It is a behind-the scenes look at an American icon as well as a story of the limits of the American dream and the woman who rose to fame and inspired other black women. At the 2002 Academy Awards, Halle Berry thanked Lena Horne for paving the way for her to become the first black recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actress.

In the show, Wilson sings many of Lena Horne’s trademark songs such as “Stormy Weather,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Yesterday When I Was Young” and “Come Sunday.” It includes rare multi-media images and footage of Lena Horne through the years. To learn more, visit http://kmp.typepad.com/stormy_weather.

One of Mary Wilson’s biggest fans is a local man, Carl Feuerbacher of Mundelein, who served as president of The Supremes International Fan Club and the Mary Wilson International Fan Club for decades. He is bringing a large group of his fellow fans to see their idol perform in Grayslake.

Feuerbacher, who met Wilson when he was a teenager, continues to help promote her music and travel to her shows. He has seen the “Lena Horne Project” four times, and highly recommends it.

“It is an extremely entertaining and informative show that includes video and audio clips, with the show’s highlight being rock icon Mary Wilson singing some of those familiar Lena Horne songs,” he said.

Tickets: Regular $39/33/28; Senior/Staff/Alumni $38/32/27 $26/23/21; Senior/Staff/Alumni $25/22/20; CLC Students and Teens $16. Prices include a $1 JLC facility fee. Groups of six or more qualify for discounted ticket prices. Call group sales at (847) 543-2431 or email JLCgroupsales@clcillinois.edu for more information.

To purchase tickets online, visit www.clcillinois.edu/tickets or call the Box Office at (847) 543-2300 (option 5). The Box Office is open Monday through Saturday in October, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes before each performance. The James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts is located on the CLC Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. Prior to the concert, fans can enjoy food and beverages at this season’s new pre-show mingle, which starts in the lobby, 45 minutes before the show.

More about the artists

Wilson was a founding member of the world’s most famous female trio, The Supremes, that recorded 12 No. 1 hits from 1964-1969, and her career has continued to soar while using her other talents. She is also a best-selling author, motivational speaker, businesswoman and former U.S. Cultural Ambassador. Her “Dare to Dream” lecture for young people emphasizes the need for personal perseverance to achieve their goals, despite obstacles and adversities in their lives and is the foundation of her best-selling autobiography “Dreamgirl ― My Life as a Supreme.”

She has performed a variety of humanitarian work, and in 1988, she accepted the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of The Supremes when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2003, the National Foundation for Women Legislators gave Wilson a Lifetime Achievement Award. Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell named her one of nine cultural ambassadors in 2003. In November 2004, she was one of the featured performers to headline the United Nations’ “World AIDS Day” concert at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City. She later returned to the United Nations Building to lecture about the poverty, hunger and destruction she witnessed during her trips. Learn more about her at www.marywilson.com.

James Gavin’s third book, “Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne” was called “magnificent … gripping, marvelously written” by Liz Smith, who added: “[It] may just be one of the best biographies about show business, race, love, sex and music ever written.” Gavin has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time Out New York, the Daily Beast and the Huffington Post. He has contributed liner notes to over 400 CDs, including many reissues he produced himself for Verve, Blue Note and Koch Jazz. His essay for the GRP box set “Ella Fitzgerald: The Legendary Decca Recordings” earned a 1996 Grammy nomination.

Special thanks to WDCB 90.9 FM for their support of this event.

Source: http://www.clcillinois.edu/aboutclc/news.asp?nid=2163

An Intimate Evening with Mary Wilson

Posted in Engagements, News on October 15th, 2012 by MaryWilson

The Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel is proud to present “An Intimate Evening with Mary Wilson” on Sunday, October 28th at 7 PM. For more information on the show and tickets, visit BayAreaCabaret.org.

Update: Schedule

Posted in Engagements, News on September 18th, 2012 by MaryWilson

The following concert date has been added to Mary’s schedule:

 

James Gavin’s Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project starring Mary Wilson
Tuesday, November 13th
Venue: Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe
Location: Grosse Point, MI

Update: Schedule

Posted in Engagements, News on September 13th, 2012 by MaryWilson

The following concert date has been added to Mary’s schedule:

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings
Featuring Special Guest, Mary Wilson
European Tour:

Wednesday, October 3rd
Venue: Luxor Live
Location: Arnhem, NL

Update: Schedule

Posted in Engagements, News on September 5th, 2012 by MaryWilson

The following dates have been added to Mary’s concert schedule:

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings
Featuring Special Guest, Mary Wilson
Sunday, October 14th
Venue: Circus Krone Bau
Location: Munich, Germany

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Sunday, October 28th
Venue: The Venetian Room
Location: San Francisco, CA

 

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